These images are from a project called In My Skin about young people under 25 in the UK who are challenging their body image.
I am looking at those who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being "beautiful."
Social consensus in Western society today is particularly focused on physical beauty and achieving and maintaining the "perfect" face and body.
Intertwined with this I am also documenting body dysmorphia as young people try to conform to this social expectation, resulting in eating disorders and body transformation.
Lastly, I am documenting transgenderism and the struggle young people have to live within a body they were born into but have no affiliation with.
— Michelle Sank
This book of 260 color pages (brilliantly composed of photos from an aerial drone as well as countless photos from the ground on both sides of the fence) may well leave you speechless as you realize the extent to which this outrageously expensive technological, physical and psychological wall separates the United States from Mexico. One of our favorites from 2014.
For generations, families in Indonesia have lived at the foot of active volcanoes. Despite the danger, they refuse to leave their ancestral homes: to them, the volcanoes are the thrones of the deities, the source of unparalleled, divine power.
"Julia Wannabe" is a photographic collaboration between a mother and her daughter, as the daughter transitions from being a girl to a young woman — award-winning work!